7.3.13

What a Turkey!

Chef Kev is such a magic genius when it comes to going through the fridge and coming up with something delicious on the fly. Want proof? Well, take this mouth-watering salad topped with ground turkey and chorizo for instance? Bam. Told ya. Right off the top of his head. Lucky me :)










































The ruffage portion is made up of the following:
- greens mixture (spinach and spring mix)
- shelled, cooked edamame
- diced shallots
- chopped orange pepper

To make the turkey and chorizo topping you:
Brown the turkey by cooking it in a bit of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once browned, drain the excess fluid from the pan and add in some minced shallot, a minced garlic clove and some diced fresno pepper. Then add in some diced dry chorizo sausage and cook a few minutes more.

Next, add some worcester sauce and 'better than bouillon' beef bovril. Mix the bouillon with about 1/2 cup of warm water first to dilute it. Add to pan.

Let that reduce down and when almost finished, add in a few spices. Chef Kev used 'Jaime Oliver Szechuan Pepper' (szechuan pepper, chilli, ginger salt) and Paella Seasoning (salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, thyme, nutmeg, parsley, saffront).

Then, add a small scoop of the bovril (this time undiluted), mix in and let reduce down.

Plate your salad and add your turkey and chorizo mixture to the top. Dress with your favourite balsamic dressing and finish with fresh grated pecorino romano cheese.

Enjoy!



6.3.13

Oil & Vinegar Lazy Susan

Chef Kev loves to have all his cooking essentials close at hand and I love to organize so basically, a marriage (pun intended) of the two was bound to happen...











































Now, the 'before' wasn't a horrible mess, but did make my need-for-things-to-be-tidy-and put-away problem a little nuttier.

 
But then I remembered that we had been given this as a Christmas present years ago.
 
 
We do use it, but not daily of course, so I stole the lazy susan component from the box! Come on out Suzy!
 
 
Then I gave the bottles a good clean and loaded them on...
 


And a few minutes later I had a nice and organized oil & vinegar collection!
 
I love it when a plan comes together...
 
Especially when the plan spins! Weeeeeeee! ....
 
 
What about you? Any quick and easy updates around your home? I know I'm not the only one out there who likes things all nice and tidy so 'dish'. See how I did that? Cooking, kitchen, dish? Ah, never mind.
 
 

1.3.13

March Calendar Roundup

March is one of my favourite months! Why? Because my birthday is this month! It also happens to be the birthday month of my little guy Chace, my dad, my father-in-law, my brother-in-law... AND my aunt (who shares the same birthday as me). And now that I think about it, I have quite a few friends who share this birthday month too... wowza, this is a busy month!

Here is the collection of desktop calendars that caught my eye for March. Simply click on the link below the one you like to be redirected to the download.

Oana Befort


The Lovely Dept.


Caroline Johansson


Studio of Mae


Nicole's Classes




Happy Serendipity


Jennifer Squires


Foxy Photography


















Virginia and Charlie


















Handmade Success






















Marimekko



















Which is your fave? Don't forget to leave a note for the fabulous artists and photograhers if you download one (optional of course but nice no?). And if you happen to make a desktop calendar and would like it considered for my monthly roundup please drop me an email or comment below. Would love to hear from you!



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